Jennifer Juul - Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh, 2006, MFA
Illinois State University, MA
James Madison University, BA
Jennifer Juul joined the faculty of Radford in 2005 and is glad to call the New River Valley home. These days, she teaches coursework in acting, theatre history, auditioning, dramatic literature, and theatre appreciation. She also directs each year for RU Theatre and serves on several committees.
A professional actor and singer since 1989, Jennifer brings a wide variety of performance credits to the table. She has toured the country in two national companies, Nunsense and Smoke on the Mountain. Favorite performances have ranged from classical to contemporary, from Twelfth Night to Singin’ in the Rain to The Immigrant. Yet a real highlight was performing in the Studio Theatre as Vivian in Margaret Edson’s W;t. Although her work has taken her from New York to California and lots of places in between, she has also performed locally at Mill Mountain Theatre and the Taubman Museum. She has also judged the Barter Theatre’s Festival of Appalachian Plays and Playwrights.
Jennifer loves working with her students and colleagues at RU during the production season. You may have seen her stagings of Shakespeare (The Comedy of Errors), Noël Coward (Hay Fever), the delightfully absurd Eric Overmyer (On the Verge), and Arthur Miller (All My Sons, with guest artist Conrad John Schuck). She has directed The Wind in the Willows and Puss in Boots as part of RU’s commitment to producing quality theatre for our area schoolchildren. Jennifer has also lent her directing skills to two summers of Quest, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) and My Name is Rachel Corrie at Radford. A musical theatre lover, she performed as a guest artist in the RU production of Baby, playing Arlene, and is looking forward to directing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in the spring of 2012.
A believer in lifelong learning, Jennifer currently studies Lessac voice and movement work with Master Teachers Barry Kur, Deb Kinghorn, and Nancy Krebs. She serves as the co-editor of the Lessac newsletter, The Buzz, and is also the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Theatre Association. She is currently planning an outreach project for area schoolteachers on the enjoyment of the teaching voice. She is also a co-advisor to the Radford Improv Club.